Archive for the ‘Guides and tips’ Category

June 9th, 2010

On Buying Olive Oil

So the Spanish olive oils I tasted in Toronto were great, but as far as I know, the specific ones I tasted are not sold here (though I did see a Pagos de Baldio olive oil listed on the Delicias de España website). That’s fine; there are plenty of good olive oils from major producing […]

April 6th, 2010

Miami food events: April 2010 edition

Sorry for the silence around here in the last week or so. It was for very good reason. D and I were busy moving into a new home. I’ve enjoyed being slightly disconnected from Twitter, Facebook and blogs but it’s time to get back to it. Here are your belated April events.

March 2nd, 2010

Miami food events: March 2010 edition

Forgive me for just now getting to events for March. I’m still trying to catch up and recover energies after the weekend’s festivities. Check out D’s Flickr photostream for some great photos of Sunday’s events. This month is a busy one for Miami with big events like the Winter Music Conference, Miami Film Festival and […]

February 24th, 2010

Not going to SoBe Wine & Food Fest? Try these events [Updated]

It’s that time. Wine and food extravaganza. Invasion of Food Network celebrities. Crowds. The South Beach Wine & Food Festival kicks off today and goes through Sunday. There are still some tickets available if you’re interested, but if you’d rather stay away from the madness or from spending big bucks, here are a few things you can do as we head into the weekend.

November 17th, 2009

South Florida Seasonal Farmers Markets ’09-’10

Each year, optimistic, many of us visit the seasonal markets that start popping up in South Florida hoping to find a gem or two — often to our disappointment. Still, we have to work with what we have. Read on for a list of this season’s markets that I’ve started compiling.

February 28th, 2008

On storing lettuce

Maybe I’m the only one having this problem. In the past two weeks, I’ve gotten lettuce in my CSA box. Last week, it was romaine, the week before I can’t remember. My lettuce arrives bright, green, crisp and full of dirt (which I personally don’t mind since to me it’s an indicator of freshness). But […]

February 13th, 2008

This Valentine’s, have a picnic

It’s almost here, Valentine’s day. Some of you may remember my take on eating out on this day. Basically, I don’t want to be out dining out with the crowds. Last year, I put a little more thought into it and cooked a nice dinner for D, but this year we have much going on, so I thought ‘screw it, let’s have a picnic.’

December 19th, 2007

Cool last-minute gifts for food lovers

Most holiday vendors’ holiday shipping deadlines have passed and if you’re like most people, you’re probably still scrambling for gifts for your loved ones. If you have any food lovers on your list, here are a few gift ideas available now in stores in Miami (meaning you won’t be paying in shipping almost the amount […]

October 8th, 2007

Feed the Parents: A quick guide

Before our parents arrived in Miami for my birthday celebration, D and I gave much thought to where we wanted to feed them. Places that would satisfy both tastes, — my parents are Latin; his are American — somewhat showcase Miami and not empty our their wallets. We did good, for they left happily fed […]

June 7th, 2007

mango&lime’s Hurricane Survival (Food) Guide

It’s that time again — hurricane season — and we’re hearing it from all fronts: Prepare, prepare, prepare. So how do you prepare to eat during a hurricane? Stock up The Florida Department of Health recommends: * 1 gallon bottled water per person per day * Ready-to-eat canned meats, chicken or fish * Canned fruits, […]

May 22nd, 2007

15 wines under $15 — that you can buy in Miami

I like wine. In fact, I love wine, but I’m far from being a wine connoisseur, which makes my wine shopping rather haphazard. It’s overwhelming to stand in front of rows and rows of wine bottles not really knowing what makes one Cabernet better than another. So I asked Danny Brody, owner of the now […]

August 16th, 2006

Quick n’ dirty plantains

We can’t be gourmands every day. When strapped for time, Goya frozen plantains are a good substitute.

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